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Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

Manufacturer

J B Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Pack Of

15 TABLETS

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's belongs to a group of medications called Calcium channel blockers primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypertension (High blood pressure) is a condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes so high that it causes health problems, such as heart disease. It is also used to reduce strokes and chest pain (angina) caused by the arteries' blockage. In addition to this, Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's is also used to treat preterm labour.

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's works by relaxing the blood vessels; this lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective and also for the best results.

You can take Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. You may experience low blood pressure, headache, slow heartbeat, dizziness, and rash in some cases. Most of these side effects of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Try not to stop taking this medicine of your own. Let your doctor know if you have any liver or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should monitor your blood pressure regularly to be sure that the Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's is working efficiently. And also, a healthy diet, regular exercise is necessary to keep blood pressure under control. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you're taking nifedipine. It can make side effects worse. Even a small reduction in sodium in your diet helps improve your heart's health and reduce blood pressure.

 

 

Uses of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Medicinal Benefits

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's works by relaxing the blood vessels; this lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, heart-related chest pain (angina) other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective and also for the best results.

Directions for Use

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's should be taken with food to allow the absorption to be slower and the risk of orthostatic hypotension to be reduced or as directed by your physician. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

Most of the side effects of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. The most common side effects of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's are low blood pressure, headache, slow heartbeat, dizziness, rash. In some people, some of these events may continue after you stop taking Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's. Very rarely, it can cause peripheral oedema (swelling of your lower legs or hands), angioedema (swelling in the deep layers of the skin), flushing (reddening of your neck, upper chest, or face). It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor. 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's should be taken with caution in patients with chest pain (angina), congestive heart failure, liver/kidney disease, hypotension (low blood pressure), peripheral oedema (swelling of hands/legs), diabetes. You should monitor your blood pressure regularly to make sure the Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's is working efficiently. Besides, this prolonged intake of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's can lower blood pressure (hypotension). So, daily monitoring of blood pressure is advisable. 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's can cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of stomach problems.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or plan to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You may be able to use Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's but only after special consideration by your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    Do not take Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's as it may pass through the breast milk.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's may cause side effects, which could affect your ability to drive.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    There is limited information available on the use of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Weight loss is an effective lifestyle change for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount of weight can be very helpful in lowering blood pressure.
  • Include a more healthy diet like whole grains, fruits, and low-fat dairy products in your food as it will effectively help lower blood pressure. Also, I prefer eating home-cooked food and avoid eating junk and outside food.
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you're taking nifedipine. It can make side effects worse.
  • Even a small reduction in sodium in your diet helps improve your heart's health and reduce blood pressure.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure as it can fluctuate and can lead to serious life-threatening effects.
  • Avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages with Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's as it can make you dehydrated and affect your sleep. Drinking more amount of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure and affect the efficacy of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's.

Other Information (NIC0004)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Blood pressure: It is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Hypertension is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. High blood pressure can be diagnosed with the help of a blood pressure monitor or sphygmomanometer. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is when your heart is at the resting stage between heartbeats. If your blood pressure is 140/90 mm of Hg, it means the systolic pressure is 140 mm of Hg, and diastolic pressure is 90 mm of Hg. Ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60 mm of Hg and 120/80 mm of Hg.

FAQs

Yes, Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure especially when you start taking Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's, to avoid sudden drop please get up gently when sitting down so as to avoid dizziness.

It is advised to continue your medicine even after your blood pressure is under control or becomes normal as blood pressure can shot up at any time. If you have a persistent headache, please consult your doctor immediately.

If you miss a dose of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's, you are advised to take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for you to take your next dose, you should skip the missed one and continue your scheduled dose. Taking both the doses together can lead to very low blood pressure, hence avoid a double dose.

No, it is a prescribed drug given by a physician for preventing specific medical conditions. Taking it on your own can cause unwanted side-effects.

If you forget to take Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's at any time, take it as soon as you remember, then continue to take it at the usual times. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

It is a medical term for fluid retention. Due to oedema, the affected area starts swelling up. If it does not subside, please consult your doctor immediately.

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's, if stopped abruptly, can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Before stopping Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's, consult your doctor; your dose will be lowered gradually to avoid any unpleasant side effects of Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cnergy IT Park, 3rd floor Appa Saheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

Nicardia Retard 20 Tablet 15's

MRP: 53.00

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